Controlled tests show the fungus grows faster in the presence of high levels of radiation, and that the chemical route involved is melanin — the same chemical found in skin. Now the scientists want to know if our skin can also use radiation to produce energy. Are humans partially solar-powered?

Among other results of a detailed, decade-long study comparing gay, lesbian, and heterosexual marriages. They also found that “lesbian bed death” really does happen, that gay couples are most likely to assign power based on how much they earn, and that in general, heterosexual women are the least happy in their marriages, since their marriages are less equal and they get the short end of the stick.

Let’s just pause for a moment to appreciate the fact that a spaceship we launched in September of 1977 is not merely still around and functioning, but is actually sending back brand new information about the universe, previously unknown to science. Can we find the guys who built this and ask them if there’s anything else they’d like to build?